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Draft animal management plan out for comment

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Warrnambool City Council’s revised Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021 assists Council to create an environment that encourages safe and responsible pet ownership and where people and animals integrate harmoniously.

The Warrnambool municipality is home to about 4100 registered dogs and 1500 registered cats.

The Plan, required under Section 68A of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, recognises that animals, both domestic and agricultural, are part of the community and they contribute to the quality of life, whilst also recognising the needs of non-pet owners.

The Plan identifies strategies and actions to implement the vision, aims and objectives that maintain a balance between all interested parties and meet legislative requirements.

The Plan also seeks to minimise the risk of dog attacks, nuisance animals and addresses animal population control.

Key changes to the Plan include format amendments, updates to animal registration numbers and statistics.

The community is invited to provide feedback on the draft Plan until October 31, after which revisions will be considered before the final Plan is submitted to Council for adoption.

The plan can be viewed by clicking on the link at the right.

Written submissions can be sent to:

Peter McArdle
Co-ordinator Local Laws
Warrnambool City Council
P.O. Box 198
Warrnambool 3280

 

or

pmcardle@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

 

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